There was maximum tension in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox twice stayed alive with two outs and two strikes, but they could not push the tying run home, and the Cleveland Indians emerged with a 4-3 victory to sweep their American League Division Series.

Travis Shaw popped out to right field on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and Lonnie Chisenhall settled under the ball to seal the Indians’ victory.

Cleveland swept the series in three games, winning the first two at Progressive Field before securing the final contest at Fenway Park.

Indians manager Terry Francona beat the team he led to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 before he was fired after the 2011 season.

Josh Tomlin earned the win for Cleveland, while Clay Buchholz took the loss.

Former Red Sox Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer, and that hit proved decisive.

The Indians will face the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series.

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